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Rishi Sunak welcomes Stokesley flood defences investment

Rishi Sunak MP has welcomed a £1.8m Government investment in maintaining the effectiveness of Stokesley’s flood defences.

The cash is included in a £62m boost for England’s flood defences announced by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers.

Rishi Sunak opens rugby club's new facilities

Rishi Sunak MP has acclaimed a community sporting success story in Wensleydale.

The Richmond MP was among the guests at the official opening of new facilities at Wensleydale Rugby Club in Leyburn.

D&S column: becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury

There are not many jobs where you can be ‘interviewed’ for the post at ten o’clock in the evening and then start work immediately afterwards.

That’s what happened to me last month at the end of a momentous day in Westminster which saw a new Prime Minister take office.

Rishi Sunak praises work of Mind Matters mental health team

Rishi Sunak has stressed the importance of prevention in mental health treatment.

It follows a visit to the Mind mental health support team in Northallerton.

The Richmond MP attended one of the centre’s regular drop-in sessions to talk to staff, volunteers and service users.

D&S column: how I secured up to £5m for Dales flood recovery

I was absolutely delighted to make the announcement last week of a comprehensive package of aid for the flood-hit communities in the Yorkshire Dales.

The process of securing the money – which totals around £5m – was not as straightforward as it might have appeared.

Rishi Sunak secures up to £5m flood relief funding for the Dales

Rishi Sunak has secured up to £5m in central government funding to help cover the cost of the flooding which devastated Swaledale and lower Wensleydale.

The £3m cost of replacing and repairing bridges will be covered by the Department of Transport.